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Season’s Givings Blog Hop & HUGE Give-Away!


Happy 2018, fabulous crafty & creative peeps!

It's that time of year again…Season's Givings time!  Each year at the very first moment of a brand new year, this wonderful blog hop goes live.  It's our chance to give back to our beloved blog readers.  If you'll just scroll down to that incredible link list at the bottom for a moment… I'll wait.  Okay, are you back?  Well, did you see how LONG that list is?  Every single one of those bloggers & crafty companies has a give away just for YOU!  Yup, every. Single. One.  …and you could win them all quite frankly.  So, let's get on with the goods, shall we? 

Season's Givings 2018

My giveaway includes 2 stamp sets, a gorgeous set of 3 metal dies, a huge pack of assorted cardstock, a 6×6 patterned paper pad, 2 colors of sequin embellishments, a roll of pretty blue grosgrain ribbon, a container of clear microbeads, a roll of high tack foam mounting tape, and a fun ribbon dispenser/organizer.  Phew!  So much crafty goodness right there! 

How does one enter to win, you ask?  Simply leave me a comment on this post answering the following question:

What is one {little or big} thing you hope to accomplish in 2018?

You have until Friday, January 5th at midnight EST to be entered to win.  I will draw the winner on Saturday the 6th.

I scrolled back through all of my posts for 2017, and chose a few of my favorite cards to share with you.  (I think I have a thing for florals…and Power Poppy Stamps!)


This first one I created back in February 2017.  I love everything about this gorgeous Power Poppy image…so much fun to color!

Next up is my favorite bouquet of tulips, colored up with Copics in pretty blues.


Finally, here's one that I really like simply because I drew the image with a Copic Multiliner.  The only stamp on here is the sentiment.  Simple, but pretty I think. :) 


I could share more with you; but I think three is a great number.  Here's hoping 2018 brings with it lots more happy coloring goodness! 

Here's the entire ahhhmazing linked list of all of the bloggers with goodies to give away.  Your chances are seriously GOOD, friends!  So, grab yourself a cup o' jo, and have fun hopping!

Cindy Lawrence You are here!

Thanks so much for being a part of 2017!  Here's to a beautiful & blessed 2018 for each of YOU!!!

Happy, Happy New Year!

Season's Givings Blog Hop WINNER!
Copic Team Changes & a Give-Away


  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE your tree card! Gorgeous. My one big goal is to practice and learn as much as I can to get better at using my Copics. I just started my collection in 2017 and I’m loving them so far! Happy New Year!

  2. The cards are lovely! You actually turned me onto the tulips:) One of my favorite digital floral images to color. My goal for 2018 is to be more aware of the foods I’m eating and make wiser choices in what I’m putting in my body. I work a lot and its so easy to just dart in and out of a drive thru. Drink more water and less pop. Uugghhh!!

  3. I hope to make b’day cards for all of my friends and family this year. There is a lot of them, so I have to start early. So glad to be introduced to your blog. Happy New Year.

  4. My goals are to try more techniques this year and build a stash of cards to give for friends and family. Happy New Year!

  5. Happy 2018! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I will try to sleep more in 2018 (going to bed earlier and not read so much…). For scrapbooking, I would like to finish the re-organization of my scraproom… I’m sure I’m not the only one with this wish 😉

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win your prize package. My goal for 2018 is to use my stash to make embellishments for my scrapbook layouts.

  7. Hi Cindy! One of my best friends since I was young has the same name! I love all three cards you chose. The colors are gorgeous! They are all inspiring, especially your tree. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  8. Cindy, your hand drawn tree is amazing! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  9. Happy New Year Cindy! I hope to keep walking everyday and maintain weight loss I had last year! Thanks for being part of this amazing blog hop and for the chance to win your generous prize!

  10. Wow…the colors on your cards is stunning… I am hoping to get a job in 2018…have an interview on Tuesday for what sounds like an amazing opportunity…crossing all my fingers for that… Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity to win these wonderful things!

  11. Gorgeous cards, Thanks for your generous participation in this Season of Giving Event! My crafty resolution is to organize my craft room so I can be more productive in my card making! This would be a HUGE accomplishment for me!

  12. I’m looking to join a design team in 2018 and sell at least one thing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  13. You are so talented and inspirational! Thank you for sharing and for giving! I appreciate the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I hope to complete our move to a new home and set up a fun, functional craft room to continue my passion! God bless you…

  14. Such gorgeous cards! Those butterflies look real!
    I’m hoping to try foiling this year… all kinds of foiling!
    Thanks for putting together such a fab prize!

  15. Happy New Year to you! Your colouring is just lovely on the cards you’ve shared. In 2018, I aim to improve my water colouring skills and become proficient at ink blending. Thank you for your generosity in offering the prize.

  16. I guess that my thing for this year is to continue to find ways to be a part of my nieces’ lives even though I live far away. That’s why I started cardmaking: so they could get a special card every week so they know I’m thinking about them. Somewhat ironically, I don’t think I would have done cards if they were older; I would have just written letters, but they are 2 and 3.5 right now, so they pnly really care about the pretty pictures and the stickers inside, so here I am a year later deep into cardmaking! So I want to keep up with that. It makes me happy to know I’m making them happy.

    I hope you have a lovely new year too! Thanks for being so generous and participating in this bloghop!

  17. Your coloring is second to none….your cards are always beautifully done Cindy! My goal this year is not a crafty one. It is to become more healthy by controling my A1C better. 🙂 Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great prize package!

  18. Your coloring is second to none Cindy. Always done so beautifully. My goal this year is not a crafty one…it is to become more healthy and control my A1C better. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize package!

  19. For 2018 I plan to start my own blog and begin creating my surface pattern design portfolio!!!!! Best wishes for 2018! ~Christa

  20. You’re an amazing artist, Cindy. It’s inspiring stopping by. My creative goal for 2018 is to learn new and creative ways to create backgrounds for my cards. Thanks for taking part in this special event.
    karen Letchworth

  21. Thank you for the chance to win all the goodies. My goal is to not only make cards, but to MAIL them out to friends and loved ones to encourage them and let them know how much they mean to me.

  22. I hope to lose the weight that I put on since the loss of my beloved mother. Hoping for all good things in 2018. Thanks for asking. Now that I have said it out loud I know that it will happen. Cannot wait to see what you create this year. Thanks for your positive spirit and creative soul.

  23. Hi, Cindy. Happy new year! Your cards are beautiful – as always! What I hope to accomplish this year is to retire from work and then have more time to make cards, work on some personal illustrations, and move back home to be near my parents and extended family. That’s a lot! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  24. Oh, wow! Your cards are stunning. Your coloring breathtaking! I love that tree with pink leaves. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package! In 2018 I want to create more but also maintain balance! I tend to go overboard creating and neglect other things or forsake creating for the other things! Balance, I want to find balance in 2018!

  25. HA HA HA You made me laugh when you said “scroll down….I’ll wait” Too funny! Your cards are absolutely beautiful! We can never have too many florals in our life right! Love the creative card designs and your coloring is just amazing! My goal for this year is to actually practice all of the wonderful techniques I have seen. My card stash is zilch and I need to get busy! New follower and can’t wait to see your past projects and I look forward to what 2018 has in store for you. I hope this year brings you joy and blessings each and every day. Thank you for the inspiration and for offering such a fabulous prize package. So many little pretties to play with 🙂 Happy New Year msmith38652 at gmail dot com

  26. I’m planning to finish my daughter’s baby book this year! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  27. Cindy you are one of the bloggers I watched way back several years ago when I first started card making and your coloring has always inspired me. I found watercoloring more my style for many years but have decided that in 2018 to learn to use alcohol markers. I’m excited to learn and will certainly return to your blog for inspiration!

  28. Brilliant coloring – one of my crafty goals is to improve on my coloring and to try to learn some no line coloring – but my big crafty goal is to catalog my stamps and dies so that I can find them easier – it will be a big job, but I know it will be worth it. I am blessed to have the problem of having so much I can’t keep it straight!! Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such great prizes.

  29. Your cards are gorgeous! You do a fantastic job coloring them! One of my crafty goals for this year is to try and learn how to do no-line coloring with my Copic Markers and then possibly with watercolors!

  30. I am moving in 2 weeks so I want to get my new craft room all set up and organized! Love your cards, too! You have some mad coloring skills, Girl. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  31. One of my goals for this year is to send out more cards. It’s not enough to make the cards, I need to get them out too.:)

  32. I have been somewhat ill for a few years and want to get back some – or maybe a lot – of the muscle tone I lost. Much better now, so I think it’s a good goal. 🙂 Happy 2018!

  33. My goal is to organize my craft area so that I can be more efficient in making cards and artwork.

  34. Those were some of my favourites from the year. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2018. One of my goals this year is to take mor more time to craft. Lots of projects to complete and I would to enjoy doing them rather than it feeling like work and running out of time.

  35. Your 2017 cards are beautiful, looking forward to seeing what you create in 2018. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway. this year I want to lose weight and learn to copic colour.
    Rachel Vass

  36. Wow! Your coloring is stunning!

    My 2018 crafty resolution is to use more of the supplies I already have, and be better about posting photos of them, and mailing them out to loved ones. I also have the supplies for some new techniques that I’d like to practice and experiment with (alcohol inks, distress crayons, texture paste, ink blending). Too many things gathering dust!

    Happy 2018 to you!

  37. Love your beautiful work! I hope to craft a little every day. Thanks for the fun and hope you have a very happy 2018!

  38. I am hoping to start making a dent in my stash of crafting goodies and make uplifting cards to share with others.

  39. In 2018 I want to be able to spend as much time as possible with my little boy (and find some “mom time” to make some cards). Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

  40. Happy New Year……I really want to purge all of my excess “stuff” and get completely organized. Life is easier when a person is organized. Thank you.

  41. Hello and happy new year!! I am working on better organizing to be able to use all of my crafty supplies!
    What a wonderful prize package! Wowee!! Thank you for the opportunity to win These gifts!
    Thank you for your inspiration!
    Here’s to being crafty in 2018!

  42. Thanks for the opportunity to win and a Happy New Year to everyone!!! Awesome cards!!! My goal for 2018 is to get over my depression thanks to this beautiful hobby! Making cards is really therapeutic for me!

  43. I hope to send cards out on a timely matter. they get done but don’t seem to get to the mailbox until after the fact. I also would like to participate on card drives. Happy 2018!!!

  44. My crafty goal for 2018 is to get much much better at hand lettering and painting small scenes.

  45. In 2018 I would like to show more grace…The hustle and bustle of live can leave you frustrated…I want to have less frustrated moments and give lots of grace~~

  46. Happy New Year! Such wonderful creations! I’d like to be more organized and create cards one month in advance so the creativity flows!

  47. I want to make more scrapbook pages/cards and start a project life album in travel note format with the most special moments of our life! Happy Crafty New Year to you

  48. My 2018 goal is to start on my Bachelors degree in Nursing!!! Your floral cards are beautiful! Florals intimidate me!

  49. Yeay! Happy New Year! I am planning more stamping time this year, and more posting and blogging. Your cards are so beautiful! I better add more Copic practice to my “to do” list. 🙂

  50. I want to get into God’s word more, and do some Bible Journaling! Thank you for your beautiful color inspiration…I love your florals.

  51. I want to use the supplies I have, set time aside a few times a week to craft and create, and catch up on scrapbooking. Happy 2018!

  52. I have 2 craft goals for 2018: try some new background techniques I learned watching YOUTUBE videos and reorganizing some of my crafty supplies using tips I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s end of the year video on Organization!!

  53. Happy New Year! That is some crafty goodness … for 2018 I would like to spend more time creating for the pure enjoyment.

  54. I have got so much I want to accomplish! First of all – more than I did last year! since you did not say it is limited to crafty goals – I want to do my best in caring for my hubby – he suffers from extreme pain and is mostly confined to his recliner. The adjustment is not always easy for either of us, so I need to work at being better at this. Thanks for listening.

  55. I hope to make ALL of my Christmas cards, so no one gets stuck with a store bought one this year. BTW, that paper pad is one of my all time favorites, one of the few I used up completely. Would love to have another!!!!! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

  56. My crafty resolution is to do a journal page at least once a week or four times a month. Thank you for all of your inspirations throughout the year. Wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year. Thank you for the generous gift, for whoever wins.

  57. What lovely cards.. I love power poppy too.. and I knew right away with a little peek of your card, it was a power poppy card.. something about them is so special. This year I hope to get back on my health track.. Need get the routines going and stable. And, I hope to do well/stick to my pencil coloring. Its easy to start things, but sticking with them can be the issue 🙂

  58. Happy New year! Little thing, get more creative, more crafting. Big thing to accomplish this year, get my house painted! I have a better shot at making a thousand cards but it’s a goal lol.

  59. Sending Love and Light Your Way. What a wonderful sentiment!
    All of your cards are beautiful. You are a natural with coloring. I wish I could do that.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

    I hope to get my husband to clean his office! 😉

  60. Happy New Year to you too.
    My goodness what a gorgeous flower cards you have made, love the Tulips ones.
    I am going to try to ink up my still unused stamps and make cards with them to sent on.

  61. Happy New Year! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize package. This year I hope to create an art journal.

  62. Happy New Year. You do have a thing for florals but they are stunning so why not ! That tree with pink blossom is soooooo nice. The thing I want to do by the end of 2018 is to get myself back to being as independent as I can be considering that I’m now disabled into a wheelchair as my spinal arthritis has taken a really bad turn last year & I have to be cared for all day every day but I aim to try & gain back some independence.Also my craft one is to learn to get distress inksbto blend smoothly x

  63. Your cards are stunning ! The coloring is incredible.

    My resolution for 2018 is to finalize the organization of my crafting supplies. And also to create a stock of card to avoid having to create all my cards at the last minute !

    A very Happy New Year to all !

  64. Great giveaway and
    I hope to use my
    Oxide Inks more
    this year. Happy
    New Year.
    Carla from Utah

  65. Happy New Year. You do have a thing for florals but they are stunning so why not ! That tree with pink blossom is soooooo nice. The thing I want to do by the end of 2018 is to get myself back to being as independent as I can be considering that I’m now disabled into a wheelchair as my spinal arthritis has taken a really bad turn last year & I have to be cared for all day every day but I aim to try & gain back some independence.Also my craft one is to learn to get distress inksbto blend smoothly x

  66. One of my crafting goals this year is to reorganize my craft room to make my creative time more efficient. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize package! Your Copic coloring is amazing!

  67. Gorgeous cards! My crafty resolution is to make more time to be creative! Thanks for this generous giveaway!

  68. Hi Cindy, Happy New Year, I have followed you for a long time, hope to see more of your work this year on the blog! I hope to have more time to craft, maybe post more on my sad blog that only has a couple of entries, and lose weight before my nephew’s wedding.

  69. OH MY….. Your butterfly card is so breathtakingly beautiful!!!!
    One of the things that I am hoping to get accomplished this year is to improve in my Copic coloring. In fact I have already sign up to take some classes with Kit and Clowder. I can’t wait to start taking them!!

  70. My big goal is to declutter my home and start entertaining more, my craft goal is to craft more consistently. I hope you have a wonderful 2018!

  71. My plan for this year is to have cards on the ready so that I am not doing midnight madness card making.

  72. I aspire to make better shaker cards and alcohol ink backgrounds. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, and I hope your 2018 is amazing. Happy new year.

  73. This year, I’m looking forward to set up my craft space. Thank you so much for your generosity , and have a wonderful year !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

  74. Happy New Year 2018!!! And what a great stash you are giving away to play with for that!! My goal right now is to make an album of my travels from 2017 and that means scrapbooking!! So am signed up for a weekend retreat at the end of this month!! Thanks for the chance to win this!! Could put it to immediate use! Love your beautiful work!

  75. My goal this year is to reconnect—illness has kept me cocooned but that’s going to change! Thank you for inspiring us in 2017! Here’s to even more creativity in 2018! And thanks for the generous giveaway!

  76. I’m big on florals, too, and would love to sharpen my coloring skills to make my cards look like yours. Just beautiful. My biggest goal is to utilize the wonderful paper crafting products I already have through practice, practice, practice. Additionally I am committed to sending out more cards. Happy New Year, Cindy, may this year prove to be the best one yet.

  77. wow what beautiful cards and your coloring is fantastic- so many good card to case- My goal is to get my crafting more organized so when I can craft I can find everything-
    happy 2018

  78. I love all three cards, just beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win such a wonderful giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year.

  79. I started cleaning my stash of stamps and want to finish to give a fresh new appearance to my craft room.

  80. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and coloring skills. You turned me onto Power Poppy stamps and I love them. Big goal for 2018 is get my kids’ scrapbooks up to date. I’m more then a few years behind.

  81. Your work is ALWAYS gorgeous. LOVE your coloring. Such pretty inspiration! Big thing to do in 2018 is a crafty room reorg. I’m both looking forward to it and dreading it.

    Happy New Year!

  82. I would like to be better organized in 2018. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and talent. Great prize,I hope whoever wins enjoys it to the fullest. Have a great 2018

  83. Wow! Love your coloring of the tulips. It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration. Thanks also for a chance to win a fabulous prize. I hope to catalog my stamps and dies to make it easier to find things when I make a card. Hope you have a blessed new year.

  84. My crafty goal for 2018 is to be more organized, not just with my supplies but also in staying one step ahead in making the cards I want to create and send out. Happy New Year! Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

  85. I’d love to just find calm and peace. Moreover, I’d like to spread the joy of lettering to my friends.

  86. You certainly had a beautiful crafty 2017!!! 🙂 Here’s wishing you a happy and crafty fun 2018! I hope to accomplish what I hope is a little thing…learn how to use a Silhouette Cameo my daughters surprised me with for Christmas. But since I am “tech impaired”, it may turn out to be a big thing. ha-ha

  87. Your cards are lovely! What a great job of drawing the tree! It does have a bit of a girly figure!! Love the pink! I need to get organized. My craft room is small so every inch matters. Happy 2018 Cindy!

  88. Your cards are beautiful! This year I want to craft more often, learn to watercolor better, and go to bed at a decent hour! I’d love to win your great giveaway.

  89. What a wonderful tree! Such an amazing concept to try! I plan on spending more time scrapbooking for my graduating HS senior! Thanks for the great give away!

  90. I love seeing some of your favorites shared here! Gorgeous cards! Planning to work on some organization this year!
    Happy New Year to everyone! Having fun on this awesome hop!

  91. Thanks for your generous contribution to the blog hop. What gorgeous cards you’re showing! Happy New Year!

  92. Wow your cards are stunning. Unbelievable. My goal this year is to become comfortable with coloring. There is no way I will get to your level but just getting better than I am is an accomplishment.

  93. Absolutely gorgeous cards Cindy.
    What I ‘hope’to do this year is to finally master some water colouring skills. I am also still working on learning to use the Zigs and Copics. (I KNOW! A prety tall order, no?) Lol
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year.

  94. Beautiful cards and great giveaway. I would like to be more organized with my card making so I am not always creating at the last minute.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  95. I would like to accomplish more time for craftying in the year 2018. Thank you for the great giveaway and for sharing of your great ideas and designs.

  96. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! BEAUTIFUL Creations!! I’m hoping to become more productive and make more You-Tube Videos!! Here’s to a FABULOUSLY Creative 2018!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!!
    HUGE HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

  97. One of my goals is to talk less and listen more. Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  98. Your cards are gorgeous! I would like to be able to get to my craft desk more this year…spend more time creating then surf others creations (as wonderful as they are). Thanks for the chance to win. (:

  99. Your work is amazing.. Wow!!! My crafty goals for this year are to create more and blog more. I would also love to find a way to provide for my family thru my art and creations. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New year!!!

  100. To become better acquainted with my COPIC markers. Am way behind in practicing and really need to focus on them, I want to be like Cindy, one of my favorite color artists!???

  101. Hi Cindy, Happy New Year to you. Wow amazing coloring and talent you share with us, I see you all the time on Power Poppy! thanks for the chance to win some amazing goodies and for sharing your talent with us all year long. I plan to create more in 2018, I’m fairly new to card making and a bit of a chicken. What have I got to loose except some paper if it doesn’t turn out!

  102. Your cards are gorgeous! We are building our own house this year starting in the spring and so that is my BIG goal. I will have a craft room in the house so I can’t wait! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  103. I hope to finish my grandsons first year album. I would also like to learn at least 3 new techniques

  104. your tree is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to learn to use my new Chameleon markers this year

  105. We are expecting our first grand baby in 2018, so I am hoping to start a scrapbook for him (I have not been much of a scrapbooker, so will need to learn some skills).

    Hope you had amazing holidays and here’s to a even better 2018

  106. Somehow I’m hoping to find more balance in my life and schedule so I can do some of the things I really would like to be doing – like carving out more time for bible journaling, and sewing.

  107. What is one {little or big} thing you hope to accomplish in 2018? Completing at least a few years of Project Life.
    Happy New Year!

  108. I hope to learn how to use my air compressor with my Copic markers in 2018. Thank you sharing your talent with us!

  109. Gorgeous designs! Thanks for your inspiration – I’m hoping to send more cards this year. All the best to you in 2018!

  110. What beautiful work. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize package. Happy New Year 2018

  111. This year I want to learn how to use my new set of Polychromos, amazing giveaway and your cards are breathtaking!

  112. Happy New Year! This is such a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year – Thank you!
    My New Years crafty goal is to learn one new technique per month and to share this in my monthly ‘Build Your Stash’ class, where I encourage others to share their new ideas. I do this card making class for all the events in our lives. We have all created a beautiful ‘box’ where we store our ‘Stash’ cards so that they are easy to find when an event comes up. I love being surrounded by my friends and family and helping each of them to keep their passion for paper crafting alive in their hearts!

  113. My goal for 2018 is to finish at least one of the scrapbooks that I’m working on. Happy new year.

  114. beautiful cards! thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize pkg! my goal is to create 365 cards this year.

  115. In 2018, I hope to travel more with my husband in our motorhome, and bring my craft projects with me. (I choose portable crafts like coloring with Copics, making greeting cards, and Hexies/English Paper Piecing.)

  116. Spend more time using my Copic markers and enjoying life! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  117. Oh my goodness, your coloring ability is insane! My 2018 goal is to improve my water coloring, make cards ahead assigns expand my creativity. Thanks for the chance to win.

  118. Love the cards especially last feb. Inspiration is my chosen word for this year and my goal is to let people know how they inspire me. By either saying or creating something. I also hope to use inspiration in my card techniques this year.

  119. OH WOW, WOW, WOW! All three of your cards are amazing! The tulip card, with your coloring, is stunning! And I can’t believe you hand drew what tree…the card is just gorgeous!!

  120. Such beautiful cards you shared! Your coloring is amazing! that is my goal for this year…practice more with my copics. thank you for the chance to win your lovely give away!

  121. I would like to become proficient in using
    my Scan-n-cut. I’ve done a few things
    but I only get a finished project after a
    lot of trial and error. It is a fantastic
    machine. thanks for sharing some
    fantastic projects.
    happy new year

  122. My father passed away in 2016, without a will. I was court appointed to dispose of his estate. It has been a legal and paper nightmare! My goal for 2018 is to finally be finished with all of it!!!
    Then my goal will be to finally relax……
    Happy New Year to you & your family!

  123. Hi Cindy- One little goal of mine for 2018 is to catch up on the “annual” Christmas Ornaments I started for my grandchildren. We’ve been blessed with 5 in 5 years but I lost my way with the ornaments 3 years ago. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy New Year ? and Thank You for the beautiful crafting and especially coloring Inspiration.❤️

  124. In 2018 I want to mail out more cards to brighten another persons day. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

  125. One of my goals for 2018 is to make more cards and send them to family and friends. thanks for sharing your cards with us. I love the tulip one especially! Happy New Year to you.

  126. Beautiful cards! For me in 2018, I want to find more time with my girls and find time to scrapbook my girls photos! Thank you for sharing and the awesome giveaway.

  127. What an amazing and generous give away! I can’t get over how beautiful your tree card is! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the rest of us and taking the time to blog and share your techniques. For 2018 I want to spend more time with my kids, and use some of my old stamp sets again!

  128. Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing your ideas! I hope to use my existing supplies in 2018 and not buy too many new!

  129. Cindy, your cards you’ve shared are beautiful! Especially the pink cherry blossom tree! Thank you for participating in this blog hop of gratitude! This year I would like to accomplish a little more peace, a little more acceptance of what I cannot change. 🙂 This has been a tough year.

  130. Wow, your three cards are all stunning! I love them all. You are an amazing artist!
    My crafty resolution is to finish the inside of my cards as well as the matching envelope at the same time I make the card … rather than waiting until I give the card away.
    Happy New Year!!

  131. My eyes were immediately drawn to your “love and light” card! So beautiful!!! One big thing I wish to accomplish is to visit my family on the other side of the world (literally)! I miss my parents and would want to see them again. 🙂

    Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing prizes!

  132. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such a great prize package. Love your cards and all the beautiful florals! This year my goal is to complete all the crafty classes I’ve signed up for and improve my Copic coloring!

  133. I hope to adopt my 8 and 11 year old grandsons who are in Foster Care right now, and hope to finally conquer heat embossing.

  134. Your cards are so beautiful; who would think of blue tulips but they are perfect! I’m hoping to learn more techniques and create outside the box a little more often. One way is to develop my coloring skills. Happy New Year.

  135. I want to make more “just because” cards for my family. Wishing you joy and happiness for the new year!

  136. One of my goals is to do something creative every day, even if it is only for 15 mins. It may be in my planner, journal, scrapbook, card making or painting/coloring because the more you create, the more the creative juices flow and the more energy I have. Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome prize!

  137. Such gorgeous cards. My crafting goal is to organize my stamps and dies so I can find what I am looking for alot easier.

  138. Your website is amazing! My crafting goal is to start using some of my stash of goodies instead of being afraid to cut into them or use them up. I love buying all of the new things. I have a lot of things still in packages, though, that I should also be using on projects and not worrying about running out or using up whatever item it is. Thanks for all of your ideas and your generous giveaway!

  139. Organize my studio and use what I have once I find it. Thanks for sharing throughout the year. Love your work.

  140. I always love seeing your cards; they are all so beautiful and your coloring is amazing! (I subscribe through e-mail so get each post and drool-worthy card). My crafty resolution for this year is to use up my bits and pieces stash (or at least whittle it down to a manageable pile!) Thanks for the chance to win.

  141. Pretty cards! My goal is to organize my stash so I can get crafty when the inspiration hits!

  142. Your cards are beautiful and inspiring. I would love to be able to inspire others by what I create. I also would like to learn new techniques for stamping/card making. Happy new year.

  143. I am a first time visitor and I have to say that your cards are just beautiful and your coloring skills are amazing! My crafty goals are to make at least three cards per week and use the stamps and dies I bought last year and are still sitting in their packages!

  144. Happy 2018 and thanks for the chance to win!
    My goal for this year is to better organize my stash and my craftroom.

  145. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My Big thing to do this year is get my crafting area organzied, I am crafting out of boxes and crates lol. Thank You for the chance to win 🙂

  146. Happy New Year and a blessed 2018 to you and your family, Cindy! I have a BIG goal for 2018. I want to work to make my Soul Restoration Retreats a successful business, helping as many people as I possibly can to find the truth and peace that is already inside of them. Whew! I am ready! Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway.

  147. Wow!!! You said showing three cards was enough, not true. I could look at thousands and thousands of your cards, especially the colouring ones. You are magnificent and so darn talented, I wished you lived near by my house and we were besties. I would get you to show me everyday how you get your beautiful pics look so realistic. I am new to your blog and now proud to say a subscriber. Do you have videos showing your process or do you have classes on line teaching your process? If so, I would be really interested in obtaining that information. As to your question, my creative resolution this year is to be more organized. Unlike this past Christmas we’re i got the bright idea to make over a100 cards in less than a month and a half, did I also forget to mention that I suffer from Lyme disease. When under a great amount of stress or anything stimulating causes my body to have a numerous variety of different type of symptoms together that often leave me bed bound in the dark. Well I almost did it with great help from my mother, but together we worked well as a team and managed to get all the cards done. However, mom asked if I ever got a great idea like that again to maybe rethink. That is why organization is my greatest resolution, my body does not work like it use to and so now I need to learn and modify my expectations. I do have a plan and I am starting it right away January 2018. Every month I will come up with 2-3 card fronts that are easy to mass produce and approximately 6 to 12 cards of these different fronts. When Christmas should roll around again I will be already ready with gifts for all my caregivers, a box set of homemade cards I have personally made. God willing, it will happen like that with no hiccups. Wishful thinking, I hope not. I want to thank you for the chance of winning a very generous gift. I also would like to wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Take care Kari

  148. I love your cards; I have so many in my CASE file.
    One of my big goals this year is to be very serious and dedicated to prayer. I’ve been working through the Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer and her book Fervent. Time to get serious.
    Thanks for all your inspiration over the years.

  149. Hi Cindy! Oh, you have inspired me since way back at the beginning of my SCS days! That tulip and pink tree card? Gasp! My crafty goal is to participate in one challenge a week to make life more creative…and my uncrafty goal is to finish obtaining my additional certification as an English New Language teacher in New York state!

  150. Big goals! More purposeful and intentional card making this year along with trying my new supplies from Christmas. Happy New Year!

  151. WOW! Amazing cards! I wasn’t able to find much crafty time in 2017, I hope to find more time to get inky in 2018. Happy 2018!

  152. I absolutely love that 3rd card! My goal this year is to create at least once a week, and actually use my purchases before the next season rolls around!

  153. Happy New Year and thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration! I’m hoping to learn to use my alcohol markers this year.

  154. Your coloring skills are amazing! I really want to spend more time in my craft room this year. 🙂

  155. Happy New Year! Wow, what stunning creations you chose to share with us as a summary of 2017 – all of them are simply amazing! What I am hoping to achieve in 2018 is a good life/crafty life balance – I am expecting a new baby in the coming days, and I hope that between looking after the newborn, the toddler, and simply “life” I will still manage to find the time and willingness to craft – some “me” time will sure be needed! 😉

  156. Your floral cards are beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous prize package. One of my crafty goals for 2018 is to learn and practice new techniques.

  157. I decided just this morning that my word for 2018 is Balance. I’ve been feeling unbalanced lately and most of my creative time is spent in guilt and is frantic. Of course cleaning up my room would be super helpful so number one goal. Weird though. Got up this morning and found Eat Pray Love was on. So I’m watching it, hopping through as many blogs as I can and then starting my day. Anyway, your cards are beautiful creations! Happy new year!

  158. Great site…give-away….talent! 2018 crafty goal is to use what I have and complete a crafting project twice a month!

  159. Happy New Year! Beautiful cards. This year I hope to make more cards, scrap pages, and get back to blogging and blog hopping. It’s been hit and miss the past three years since I went to college and embarked on a new career. I miss my crafty time.

  160. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the chance to win. One of my crafty goals for 2018 is to learn hand lettering. Happy 2018!

  161. Hi Cindy, one of my goals for 2018 is to clean out the basement (yikes) and the other is to clean out my craft room of anything that I haven’t used in years!!! Love your cards and Happy New Year to you and your family!! XOXO

  162. My craft goal for 2018 is to use what I already have. I have made a LOT of purchases over the years and I have yet to use the majority of those items.

  163. I have so many goals this year (as always) but the one I am super committed to is to pursue my fitness goal… somehow over the past 4 years or so, I stopped working out regularly, and while I don’t have a huge weight issue, I DO have a fitness issue! I’m almost 54 and I know the only way to stay fit for my grandkids (6 of them!) and be able to keep doing all that I love, is to take care of my body! So today marks Day one of getting back to fitness!

  164. Happy New Year Cindy! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give us! My goal for 2018 is to use those stamps that haven’t ever seen ink since I bought them! I am going to pick one stamp set a day and make something!

  165. One of my goals for 2018 is to let go of wanting every card to be perfect and start sending more out…imperfections and all!

  166. Happy New Year. Your cards as usual are beautiful. You give me so much inspiration.2018 is my year! I turn 80 and will celebrate 60 years of marriage. Mt goal is to e more productive in my cards and the blankets I make for children through Project Linus.
    I also wish to maintain my friendships with the people on my life as well as family members.
    Have a super year yourself, Cindy

  167. I need to finish projects that I start and work with supplies in more creative ways. What a fabulous giveaway. Would love to win. Happy New Year!

  168. Happy 2018. My goal is to improve my coloring skills. Wish you were my neighbor so you could share your expertise.

  169. Cindy you have been so generous in your ‘Give-away’ – I did I think see a stamp set with a critter on it, I absolutely adore critters whether they are stamps or dies. My New Year’s Crafty Resolution is to use up my card stock and DS Paper in my stash before purchasing new. Being creative with my projects so that I can use these in them. My New Year’s Resolution in life is to continue fighting my terminal secondary breast cancer because my last chemotherapy did not work, so in a few days I will begin a stronger chemotherapy regime to try and slow down the disease again. I love to craft because it helps me forget about what is happening to me and when I am bed bound it helps to fill the time in the days. Happy 2018! :O)

  170. Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here’s to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create and my resolution is to create at least 10 cards a month.

  171. Happy New Year! One of my crafty resolutions is to use up the pieces and parts I’ve accumulated.Thanks for all your work.

  172. Happy New Year! One of my crafty resolutions is to use up the pieces and parts I’ve accumulated.

  173. Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! 🙂 Happy New Year 🙂
    Your cards are GORGEOUS!! My crafty goal is to spread more smiles and make sure I do not miss sending out cards to crafty friends 🙂

  174. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    I wish to use my old stash with new ones with more creativity and planning to make my first scrapbook album for a baby!

  175. Happy New Year. Love your cards- number 3 is a winner! I hope to find more time to craft in 2018, so I’ll be trying to keep my craft room tidy.

  176. Hopefully I will actually start doing things I have planned instead of procrastinating so much.

  177. Love your use of color. One thing I want to work on in 2018 is using my own creativity and trusting it instead of looking to others for inspiration and caseing.

  178. Your cards are gorgeous! I’m new at Copic and I can only hope to be as good as you someday. My goal is to make more Mixed Media crafty gifts for my family & friends. Happy New Year!

  179. I really want to stay organized and USE all my products, not just buy them because I like them. I guess I should be a little less impulsive!!!!

  180. Your coloring skills are fabulous and I wish you a very creative 2018!! My big craft goal for the new year is to finally finish my daughters wedding guestbook album after 10 years, and to get back to the scrapbooking which started me on this journey in the first place.

  181. Although I do,tell my mom I love her more often. She is 98 years old and I have to enjoy the time she has on this earth! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize! Happy New Year!

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